Hydrotropism: The current state of our knowledge

Hideyuki Takahashi

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    The response of roots to a moisture gradient has been reexamined, and positive hydrotropism has been demonstrated in recent years. Agravitropic roots of a pea mutant have contributed to the studies on hydrotropism. The kinetics of hydrotropic curvature, interactions between hydrotropism and gravitropism, moisture gradients required for the induction of hydrotropism, the sensing site for moisture gradients, characteristics of hydrotropic signal and differential growth, and calcium involvement in signal transduction have been subjects of these studies. This review summarizes the current state of our knowledge on hydrotropism in roots.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)163-169
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Plant Research
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jun


    • Calcium
    • Cell wall
    • Gravitropism
    • Hydrotropism
    • Mutant
    • Pea
    • Root
    • Root cap
    • Water potential

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Plant Science


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